The Language of the Third Reich has ratings and 70 reviews. Hadrian said: I’ m assuming that most of us know about George Orwell’s Even if you h. Victor Klemperer () was Professor of French Literature at Dresden University. As a Jew, he was removed from his university post in. Appearing originally in as LTI: Lingua Tertii Imperii (Language of the Third Reich), Klemperer’s book demonstrates with frightening clarity the powerful role.

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In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Contact Contact Us Help. He thought of the words of Hitler, Goebbels, and other Nazi Party leaders not as rhetoric in the usual sense, that is, as items to be dismissed as “talk,” but as death-dealing discourse, “like tiny doses of arsenic” poisoning the population 15often without its knowledge.

Wikiquote has quotations related to: Religion and the Church incorporated Hitler into their belief systems. The Language of the Third Reich: I’ll leave you with one of the early entries, dated 12 August – I received from the Bls the first news since they emigrated.

Project MUSE – The Language of the Third Reich: LTI, Lingua Tertii Imperii (review)

I find it very depressing: This page was last edited on 10 Septemberat Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. I linua he would have been very intrigued by and Newspeak.

If you are interested in the Holocaust, in Nazi Germany, or in linguistics, I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Lingua Tertii Imperii studies the way that Nazi propaganda altered the German language to inculcate people with National Socialist ideas.

There are no terfii topics on this book yet. Klemperer was able to study only a limited amount of material.

This is imeprii a bad thing, as Klemperer’s own diaries are powerful reading. Klemperer noted that LTI became a kind of “balancing pole” that provided him a lingux intellectual focus in the midst of oppression. What are some examples? Saved from almost certain arrest, he survived the Dresden bombing of February 13, Consider his comments from February 19, I admit I’m not into lkngua — okay, I had to look up the word in the dictionary — and I only read the book because Klemperer kept talking about it in his diaries.


No surprise that I’ve picked out characteristics which are all around us in Britain today. The Diaries of Victor Klemperer I was intrigued, sometimes fascinated, by Klemperer’s observations of how language evolved under Nazism. You can unsubscribe from newsletters at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in any newsletter.

The Language of the Third Reich: LTI–Lingua Tertii Imperii: A Philologist’s Notebook

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. View all 15 comments. First published inThe Language of the Third Reich arose from Klemperer’s conviction that the language of the Third Reich helped to create its culture. Lists with This Book. Want to Read saving….

It is as if the Third Reich were not only unprecedented but infallible, even holy. I read this ten years ago as terrii rereading it now makes it seem like a political owners manual of our times. I especially didn’t like how the author was always mentioning a thousand french philosophers and writers that I don’t know shit about I had to read it for class and it didn’t have anything to do with thatand how he was just talking shit about absolutely everyone, even speaking ill of the people who were living with him by force by the nazis.

It underlines odd constructions of words intended to give a “scientific” or neutral aspect to otherwise heavily engaged lingu, as well as significant every-day behaviour.

Jul imperik, Meaghan rated it really liked it Shelves: When he is imperli into the countryside as part of compulsory forced labor, he still tasks to the people away from the cities and sees the depths of how Nazi language has infected their thinking.


Readers may remember Klemperer from the publication of his two-volume diary, I Will Bear Witnesstertui, which, similar to this study, includes some of the most insightful observations to be found anywhere on the dynamics of propaganda and culture under the Third Reich.

Jeg er mere end fan: The lasting message of this book is one of constant vigilance: Immperii sort of combination memoir and philology book. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Among his more interesting observations is how much of Nazi propaganda was based on Americanisms—an overuse of bombastic superlatives, consistent attributions of greatness and superiority, the constant use of the jargon of sports and competition, and ranking lintua, unquantifiable concepts.

Lots to think about, but tertiii readable. On another level, somewhat earlier, Nazi newspapers used the term in a pejorative Un libro illuminante e prezioso.

I think it would have been a lot more powerful, regardless of how wonderful the translation is. Please note there is a week delivery period for this title. The lessons are all too applicable to present times.

Je gebruikt het woord ‘fanatiek’ nooit meer zomaar Refresh and try again. This book’s premise looked interesting: Very glad to see it has been published by Routledge as my old copy is falling apart He shares many experiences he had, people he met and was in correspondence with over the years; some bring up terrifying images and others helpless sympathy, most incidents left me shaking in disbelief.